“Every change of scene becomes a delight.”~Seneca
The opportunity to appreciate, love, and enjoy what we have is a gift. For me this especially applies to my home. My home makes me come alive. It is my passion cottage garden
With that said a change of scenery can be a good thing because it shifts how you see things.
Mini adventures can set you on a new path and give you a fresh vantage point with your life and home.
I recently returned from a little getaway (not too far away)
and just far enough to take a breather from all the little projects that (I tend to obsess about) keep calling out to me here at my cottage.
Summers are wonderful on the Oregon coast. I think they might be my favorite time of year. With the mild temps I really long to stay put.
I am charmed by the coziness of cooler weather.
My getaway took me to much warmer weather (hot)
I enjoyed several days of the warmer sunshine
Relaxing by the pool
A little window shopping
Discovering new trendy restaurants
(and enjoying the old familiar favorite ones)
taking in those spots
and shops that are no where to be found where I live on the coast
I returned home feeling refreshed and seeing the cottage in a different way.
It was as if I was encouraged by that little getaway to lighten my spirit and walk through my home with new eyes.
Taking full advantage of this chance to look at my life and home with a new perspective.
I returned from this little journey with a new spark and creativity asking myself
what if I painted that bedroom door a different color?
Or perhaps I should experiment with re~arranging a few pieces of furniture in the living room?
(Should I paint that chair again?)
Or what if I hung those watercolor paintings on the wall to create the look of a mini art gallery?
Or perhaps even more importantly….
What if I believed that transformation and creativity
make dreams come true?
Looking forward to hearing about your little get~aways.
Blessings for the new month of July!
With July 4th around the corner here’s a mini trifle recipe I created
Marcia’s Trifle for Two (if you feel like sharing)
mini pound cakes
blueberries (I used a small package)
red raspberries (again 1 small package)
*and/or whatever else you might want to add
Place the cake down first. Add one cup yogurt & a dollop (or two) of whip cream. Continue with a handful of blueberries, & raspberries. Place another cake down and repeat with layering yogurt, whip cream, then bananas, berries. Continue process until container is filled. I was lucky to have the perfect trifle container for two (aka vase) What I like about this recipe is that you are free to add any fruit in season & make it exactly how you like.